Suzuka, Keith

  Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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Representative Matters:
  • Representation of both sellers and buyers in the acquisition or disposition of hotels, shopping centers, office buildings and developable land in Hawaii, Japan, Saipan, Guam and Italy.
  • Representation of hotel owners in both Hawaii and Japan in negotiations re: hotel management agreements, build-out and pre-opening services agreement.
  • Representation of owners, developers and contractors re: the development and construction of resorts, hotels, office buildings and shopping centers in both Hawaii and Japan.
  • Representation of both landlords and tenants in lease negotiations for retail, commercial, industrial and development projects in the U.S., Republic of Saudi Arabia, Japan and other parts of Asia.
  • Representation of both lenders and borrowers in connection with loans, financing structures, and loan work-outs and restructurings in the U.S., Cayman Islands, Republic of Singapore, Republic of Thailand and Japan.
  • Representation in M&A transactions and joint venture and business alliance arrangements involving, among others, hotel chains, a chain of department stores, a chain of restaurants, technology companies, a theme-park owner/operator, telecommunication companies, a data-processing company, auto manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, financial institutions, securities and investment companies, airlines, insurance companies and consumer electronics companies in the U.S., Japan, Republic of Thailand, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of India, and worldwide.
  • Representation of U.S. and Japan clients in cross-border real estate-related commercial litigation matters.
Bar Admissions
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1984
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    J.D. - May, 1984
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
    B.A. - December, 1979
    Honors: With Honors
    Honors: Phi Kappa Phi
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
  • Kansai Gaikokugo Daigaku, Hirakata-Shi, Osaka, Japan
  • Certificate of Completion - May, 1981
  • E-Cornell - Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management
  • Certificate of Completion - April, 2012
Published Works
  • Adjunct Professor, American Property Law, Keio University, School of Law (Fall 2006; Fall 2005)
  • Speaker, Japanese Legal Market, Developments in Japanese Law and Related Areas
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Law Translation Experts Council for the Ministry of Justice of Japan, Quasi-Member, 2005 - 2006
  • Law Translation Experts Council for the Ministry of Justice of Japan, Official Member, 2007 - 2012
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, 1984 - Present
  • Hawaii Bar, Section on Real Property & Financial Services, Member, 1984 - Present
  • Gaikokuho Bengoshi, Daini Tokyo Bengoshikai, 2000 - 2012
Past Employment Positions
  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Head Foreign Attorney, 2000 - 2012
  • White & Case, Attorney, 1999 - 2000
  • Nagashima & Ohno, 1990 - 1992